Hojo Tokimune

The cipher of Hôjô Tokimune.

Hôjô Tokimune was the Hôjô regent during the Mongol Invasions, his regency extending from 1268 until his death in 1284. He succeeded his father, Hôjô Tokiyori, as regent after Tokiyori disinherited his older son (Tokimune's older brother) Hôjô Tokisuke, naming the younger Tokimune his heir.[1]

Tokimune died at the age of 34, three years after the final attempted Mongol invasion, and was succeeded by his 14 year old son, Hôjô Sadatoki.


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  • Harry Cook, Samurai, The Story of a Warrior Tradition
  1. Watanabe Hiroshi, A History of Japanese Political Thought, 1600-1901, International House of Japan (2012), 149.